Prestwick Airport agrees new 2 year pay deal with staff


GLASGOW Prestwick Airport, one of Ayrshire’s largest employers has announced a new round of pay increases as the airport continues its growth journey.

This year all staff will receive a minimum of 6% pay increase and the Real Living Wage (RLW) of £10.90 per hour as a minimum. As well as increased pension contributions, staff will also receive and additional one-off payment of between £1,000 and £1,250 to help with the cost of living.  Next year will see a further 4% increase in pay as well as increased employer pension contributions.

The latest published financial results to March 22 show Glasgow Prestwick Airport post operating profits of just under £2m, the fifth consecutive year of improving results.

The new pay deal was backed overwhelmingly by staff with 88% and 94% of members from the Unite and Prospect trade unions accepting the deal.

Ian Forgie, chief executive, Glasgow Prestwick Airport said: “Over the last five years we have been steadily growing as a business supported by our dedicated staff, and I am pleased that we have been able to agree this 2 year pay deal.

“We will continue to unlock the airport’s potential by investing in facilities and our staff, as we progress a number of opportunities to deliver steady growth.

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